Mussie Zerai, a Catholic priest, is the lifeline for thousands of Europe-bound boat immigrants in distress. He advocates tirelessly for solutions to the problems driving people to flee war, persecution or even environmental changes in their home countries, and for more humane policies to help them reach safer conditions.
Source: Weiwei, Ai, (2016, May 2-9). Mussie Zerai: Father of refugees, in The 100 Most Influential People [Special issue]. Time, 187, 34-35.